Pune: Former Business Leader Arrested for Trying to Kill Businessman
A complaint has been filed against a former BJP corporal and his aides for allegedly attempting to assassinate a man following a land dispute.
A 39-year-old property businessman, resident of Boat Club Road, filed an FIR on the matter at Swargate Police Station on Friday. Police said those charged include Vishnu Harihar, a former BJP corporal, Rahul Khude, Prem Kshirsagar and his aides.
Police said the complainant was in the real estate business and owned land at Yewalewadi in Kondhwa where he wanted to start a business. But he was unable to start the business due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Meanwhile, Harihar and his assistants approached the plaintiff to purchase the land. It is alleged that Harihar forced the plaintiff to sell him the land. And on May 27, at around 9.30pm, Harihar and his aides allegedly attacked the plaintiff’s friend near the Golden Bakery in Salisbury Park. Then, on June 1, Khude allegedly threatened to shoot the plaintiff if he did not sell the land to Harihar.
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Also on June 6, Khude allegedly pointed a gun at the complainant as he came to Salisbury Park to meet his friend.
The police arrested Khude in this case and the investigation is ongoing.